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March 24, 2015: Sen. Jeff Klein, U. S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen. Joseph Addabbo, Carmen Fariña

Paid family leave is on the table during budget discussions, but there are two competing bills at play. Today, we’ll hear about both versions of the legislation. Sen. Jeff Klein, IDC Leader (D – Bronx), will discuss the version he has sponsored, which would pay up to half of an employees income for six weeks. Later in the show, Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D – Queens) will discuss the legislation he has sponsored with Asm. Cathy Nolan (D – Ridgewood) that has the support of the Assembly majority. His bill would mandate up to 12 weeks of leave and pay up to two-thirds of the employees’ income, while also updating the state’s disability benefits.

U. S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand explains her push to end sexual assaults on college campuses and in the military.

NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña looks at the Governor’s education reform proposals, teacher evaluations, and mayoral control of NYC schools.

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